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« Reply #250 on: May 22, 2020, 07:34:22 PM »
With the exception of the possibility of the 3 Legs in the uk, I reckon this could lead to a very interesting route. Feel like great places to visit would be Patagonia and NZ.

I wonder if teams will fly to wherever leg 3 ended or automatically head out to leg 4

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« Reply #251 on: May 22, 2020, 10:31:05 PM »
One that comes to mind is Iceland.

https://www.euronews.com/2020/05/20/coronavirus-iceland-pitches-for-post-lockdown-tourists

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When it reopens to tourists in June, Iceland plans to allow travellers to avoid a two-week quarantine if they test negative for the novel coronavirus when they land in the country.

The full logistics of this have yet to be ironed out, but hereís the idea: Tourists will be tested when they arrive at Reykjavik airport. While they wait for the results, they will be asked to download a tracking app and head to their hotel or other accommodation. A few hours later, they will be given the result of their test in a text message if itís negative, and over a phone call if itís positive.

That's what I'd imagine would happen after each flight once portable testing improves. That and pre-booked flights.

Part of me also hopes that they'd do Greenland if they do Iceland since it only had 11 cases and no new cases since the start of April.


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« Reply #252 on: May 23, 2020, 12:57:25 AM »
They could go to new smaller countries with already 95-100% cured cases like Bonaire (a Dutch land) or Palau.

That pre-supposes those smart countries would welcome large group of  people incoming from plane travel, and potential at risk other places. I'm not sure how this will work.But TAR has amazing connections and will take every precaution...but :duno:
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« Reply #253 on: May 23, 2020, 02:42:22 AM »
I'm thinking if/when they're able to resume production, they'll have a route similar to TARAUS4 and the first half of TAR24; meaning spending two episodes/legs in a row in just one country. We've already had the first THREE (!!!) legs/episodes all take place in England, to save money and just make it easier, I'm pretty sure the rest of the route will have each next country take place over two episodes, if not even three, before moving on. Hopefully they'll have some good challenges in mind because it might start to get boring if we ever have to end up with a third episode of being in the same country in a row.

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« Reply #254 on: May 23, 2020, 04:25:40 AM »
We have to pay attention to where borders have been reopened to nonessential traffic, that have health precautions in place, and the capacity of production to test for exposure during filming. I think WRP and CzbS already know pre COVID19 budgets will have to go up. Even the resumption of scripted drama are going to need larger budgets in order to resume, once those do resume. As far as know the only US studio definitely planning to resume is Tyler Perryís studio complex in Atlanta. Others in California and in Canada are preparing, as California guidelines are due out next week.
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« Reply #255 on: May 23, 2020, 04:30:10 AM »
I'm thinking if/when they're able to resume production, they'll have a route similar to TARAUS4 and the first half of TAR24; meaning spending two episodes/legs in a row in just one country. We've already had the first THREE (!!!) legs/episodes all take place in England, to save money and just make it easier, I'm pretty sure the rest of the route will have each next country take place over two episodes, if not even three, before moving on. Hopefully they'll have some good challenges in mind because it might start to get boring if we ever have to end up with a third episode of being in the same country in a row.

Technically, part of the first leg is in the US as that is where the starting line/task is unless they pull a TARAUS4 (which doesn't surprise me).

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« Reply #256 on: May 23, 2020, 06:51:47 AM »
RE-Opening this topic.

There are plans in effect to move forward with TAR 33 re-filming as the world allows. I know they are hoping to be able to go out again perhaps Nov/Dec .

This is sooo naive. Not gonna happen.


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« Reply #257 on: May 23, 2020, 09:10:37 AM »
I'm thinking if/when they're able to resume production, they'll have a route similar to TARAUS4 and the first half of TAR24; meaning spending two episodes/legs in a row in just one country. We've already had the first THREE (!!!) legs/episodes all take place in England, to save money and just make it easier, I'm pretty sure the rest of the route will have each next country take place over two episodes, if not even three, before moving on. Hopefully they'll have some good challenges in mind because it might start to get boring if we ever have to end up with a third episode of being in the same country in a row.

Technically, part of the first leg is in the US as that is where the starting line/task is unless they pull a TARAUS4 (which doesn't surprise me).
This will be a nightmare. 24 was so slow to watch when they visited only four countries within the span of eight episodes. :groan: If it comes down to deciding between a more efficient & safer route or a circumnavigated & finished route, they will obviously choose the former (and that's not saying I'm against it).
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« Reply #258 on: May 23, 2020, 12:17:35 PM »
I think they are being overly optimistic about restarting the season any time soon. Especially when there is no guarantee that we won't see another devastating wave some time in the future.

If they do, I can only see them doing so by avoiding as much long distance transportation (flights, trains) as possible. And even then, having them Race in a pretty confined radius wherever they would be. You're not going to have teams running around, interacting with locals or hopping in any old taxi or bus. And that's regardless of wherever they are in the world.

Survivor is more likely to return to production before TAR as logistics of keeping their crew and cast safe are easier than TAR having to do the same for crew all over the world, both local and the "home" crew that travels with the teams.

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« Reply #259 on: May 23, 2020, 01:32:06 PM »
I almost feel like if they do end up resuming filming, they'll make all the contestants wear face masks 24/7. Or at least making them wear face masks while they're out and about racing in the world with the only time they allow them to take them off is when at the Pit Stop or doing confessionals. Just imagine nine more legs of teams where we barely even see their face, just their masks lol


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« Reply #260 on: May 23, 2020, 01:51:49 PM »
I just don't see any version of Amazing Race starting until we find a vaccin... Even for The Amazing race Canada, the only option would be if Canada has zero cases, then maybe they would film domestic. (Same for Australia).
I mean with the airports hav ing extra mesures, I just don't see it :(

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« Reply #261 on: May 23, 2020, 10:36:37 PM »
I just don't see any version of Amazing Race starting until we find a vaccin... Even for The Amazing race Canada, the only option would be if Canada has zero cases, then maybe they would film domestic. (Same for Australia).
I mean with the airports hav ing extra mesures, I just don't see it :(

I think the issue is I doubt the countries with 0 (or close to 0) cases would be willing to let travelers from the US, where the virus is much more widespread, to enter. Or at least to enter without a mandatory quarantine period. I would be more optimistic for filming to restart if the US was one of the countries with fewer cases.

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« Reply #262 on: May 25, 2020, 02:56:28 AM »
RE-Opening this topic.

There are plans in effect to move forward with TAR 33 re-filming as the world allows. I know they are hoping to be able to go out again perhaps Nov/Dec .

This is sooo naive. Not gonna happen.

Agreed  :)x

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« Reply #263 on: May 25, 2020, 03:29:03 AM »
RE-Opening this topic.

There are plans in effect to move forward with TAR 33 re-filming as the world allows. I know they are hoping to be able to go out again perhaps Nov/Dec .

This is sooo naive. Not gonna happen.

Agreed  :)x

I don't think so? Obviously this isn't happening now, nor is it happening anytime soon, nobody is saying that. But eventually the world will slowly but surely get back to normal. Could that happen over half a year from now, by their predicated re-start date of November or December? Maybe. Could it happen a year or more from now in June 2021 instead? Possibly. We just don't know. But I think regardless, when traveling is back to normal, TAR will return. It's just a matter of when.
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« Reply #264 on: May 25, 2020, 04:33:27 AM »
I think you may have misinterpreted, I was referring to the bold part of filming the rest of the season in Nov/Dec 2020.

There is no way they can plan a season in 6 months when there are only skeleton commercial flights operating around in the world at the moment. There are new rules and restrictions changing in many countries every day, you can't predict right now where regions will sit at the end of the year. Not to mention the enormous amount of planning (new location scouting, permits, hiring local production etc) that needs to happen once they have a rough route locked in. This isn't happening until the world sorts its crap out.

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« Reply #265 on: May 25, 2020, 09:25:41 AM »
You and I GET this. But I will say that there are apparently STILL multiple plans for filming Survivor this fall, BB (soon) and TAR hopefully in Nov-Dec.

I love that our team seems to be perhaps more realistic than CBS?

The upfronts clearly show a great determination to get some things done...whether that means new locations, private flights, all quarantined teams and crews for weeks before...they are looking at any/all possibilities to make this work.

Medically speaking I see no way... But from the production end things are in full court press.



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« Reply #266 on: May 25, 2020, 09:29:53 AM »
I feel like WRP has some underlying deadline to fulfill for CBS now that they are hoping to get out of hiatus. That's just my take on it.
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« Reply #267 on: May 25, 2020, 09:58:48 AM »
This wouldn't be the beast way to do it, but a good way to get a race at least would just be do a version where they race around the US. I mean it would give them a season??? Or a good chance to do sort of like a teen version potentially just as something to use as a fillier because i really dont see international travel returning to normal until potentially Summer 2021 the earliest... so give us a season filmed around the US as a filler so we dont wait like a year for a season again!

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« Reply #268 on: May 25, 2020, 10:24:15 AM »
There are places in the US that are riskier than some countries. So sadly that is no more safer than other countries.

I am wondering if this might have to be done all by charter flights? That way at least the passenger manifests would be known.  Would take away airport drama but if all teams and production are tested every few days at least that would give some security... since we will likely not have a vaccine this year.
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« Reply #269 on: May 25, 2020, 06:13:04 PM »
There are places in the US that are riskier than some countries. So sadly that is no more safer than other countries.

I am wondering if this might have to be done all by charter flights? That way at least the passenger manifests would be known.  Would take away airport drama but if all teams and production are tested every few days at least that would give some security... since we will likely not have a vaccine this year.

That's a good idea, everything being done through charter flights. I'd probably also assume mostly rural legs with as little to no interaction with other people as possible. As well as barely any use for public transportation (yay for bringing back self driving for a majority of the legs?).


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« Reply #270 on: May 25, 2020, 08:25:35 PM »
There are places in the US that are riskier than some countries. So sadly that is no more safer than other countries.

I am wondering if this might have to be done all by charter flights? That way at least the passenger manifests would be known.  Would take away airport drama but if all teams and production are tested every few days at least that would give some security... since we will likely not have a vaccine this year.

Charter flights make sense. With far fewer flights right now, depending on commercial flights might extend the filming to 30 days instead of 21-22 days. Production might have to leave a day ahead of teams instead of 10-12 hours. Also, teams failing to get a ticket on a sold out flight or missing a connecting flight might easily end up a day behind everyone else.

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« Reply #271 on: May 25, 2020, 10:06:02 PM »
It may well have to be charter flights, given the current obstacles in many countries to scheduled commercial aviation. You might want to go to the CNN site or to Will Ripleyís own social media when he documented his flight back to Hong Kong where he lives, after reporting from Tokyo for three and a half months. Instead of five hours, it took him 23 hours before he could go home, after being held for a COVID19 test overnight. He had to go into an immediate 14 day quarantine.
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« Reply #273 on: July 01, 2020, 10:11:10 PM »
Interesting interview with Phil

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2020/06/29/future-travel-according-amazing-race-host-phil-keoghan/
Just going to extract some highlight points from that interview. In blue is the most critical of the interview.

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And in his downtime, heís been watching global plane traffic on flight tracking apps, pondering the future of travel and looking forward to seeing his family in New Zealand again.

Hannah Sampson: Have you been thinking about how you expect your own job and the production of the show to change?
Phil Keoghan: Iíve been thinking about it a lot, and Iíve talked about it a lot with people, because we come into contact with so many people when we travel. Say in Europe, how do we go to a country there and weíre working with drivers and security people and production people and we get in a confined space with them in a car and drive five hours to a location ó how does all that work?

Are we wearing masks and are they vetted? Are we vetted? Are we constantly having our temperatures taken? I donít know. Iím really interested.

Will people ever shake hands again? Like will we arrive in a foreign country and shake a hand? Are we going to be more like the Japanese and is it going to be a nod or a bow or an elbow? So much is going to change.

H:Do you have a target date in mind for when ó not the show, necessarily ó but when you think travel might be back?
P:But isnít travel back? I mean, itís not like it went anywhere here in the United States...Iím not sure that we will ever fly at the capacity that we flew before. Because I think whatís going to happen is travel is going to become more expensive because ó just like the expense of adding in the extra security after 9/11 ó weíre going to now have to add in a layer of expense to deal with the cost of medical checks. That overhead has got to be covered by somebody; thereís no such thing as a free lunch, right? Somebodyís got to pay for it, and ultimately itís going to be the consumer.

Now, weíll be safer as a result, but thereís going to be a cost to that, so I just donít think weíre going to get back to the bus-terminal-type travel that we had before where itís like everybody freewheeling into an airplane and picking up a $69 flight to go to Vegas. I just donít think that thatís going to happen anymore.

H:Anything else that has been on your mind related to travel in the last couple months?
P:The sad part of it is I think that as travelers, we will connect less with people who are different and we will become more tribal and insular and maybe less accepting of difference over time. One of the great things about travel is itís a great way to learn acceptance and to open your eyes to different cultures and different ways of thinking.

So I do worry that travel also would become too expensive for people who canít afford to get away, and then it becomes just an elite commodity and that would be very sad. But at the same time, I do think we can all just be more polished, if you like, with the way that we travel, just a little more appreciative of the fact that people are looking after us. Itís an honor, I think, to be transported in a beautiful plane and fly somewhere.
Overall, a solid Q&A.
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« Reply #274 on: July 06, 2020, 10:59:47 AM »
I have no idea where to post this so if this is the wrong spot, then feel free to move it to the right spot.

Some news on a potential season 34 (pre-pandemic). Celebrities Lance Bass & Arden Myrin were going to be a team on an upcoming season that was scheduled to film in August of this year, presumably this is for season 34. Celebrities Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang were also in-talks of participating as well. Not sure if this was for a special "celebrity" edition, or if they were just going to be on a "regular" season. Obviously due to the pandemic, this has all likely been scraped or at the very least postponed.

This information is revealed here on this podcast starting at 19:20 and lasting for about ~8 minutes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hungry-girl-who-loves-flavor-w-arden-myrin/id1092361338?i=1000473753461
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